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A good read?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Masciale 1 hour ago. 3 Replies

Hello,While browsing on Amazon, the algorithms suggested I check out Bob Carlin's book : The Birth of the Banjo: Joel Walker Sweeney and Early Minstrelsy. Although I was tempted, its a bit expensive…Continue

Lilly Dale - Tablature?

Started Jan 14 0 Replies

Hi,I've been watching "OldCremona"'s version of Lilly Dale. I quite enjoy it. He mentions that it is in the Briggs Banjo Instructor. I did consult the original source material and found the sheet…Continue

Let me introduce myself...

Started this discussion. Last reply by david caron 3 minutes ago. 7 Replies

Hello everybody,I'm new here. I've always loved the banjo. About 8 years ago now, I wandered into a music shop in Ottawa, Canada. In hindsight, the owner was a bit like the "Soup Sazi" in Seinfeld,…Continue

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david caron replied to david caron's discussion Let me introduce myself...
"Yeah. I've been test driving it for the past 30 minutes. I've never played any other fretless, minstrel style banjo, so as far as I can tell, it sounds pretty good. I'll probably eventually post some videos once I feel comfortable and…"
3 minutes ago
Strumelia replied to david caron's discussion Let me introduce myself...
"Very nice Don!  Walnut neck?"
25 minutes ago
david caron replied to david caron's discussion Let me introduce myself...
"Woohoo, it finally arrived!"
40 minutes ago
John Masciale replied to david caron's discussion A good read?
"I will try to put up a list of books and music tonight.  We once had one and it was accidentally deleted. "
1 hour ago
Chris Prieto replied to david caron's discussion A good read?
"A Free State by Tom Piazza. Historical Fiction but I enjoyed it"
yesterday
Tom Taggart replied to david caron's discussion A good read?
"I am not sure what the exchange rate is, but I bought a copy of Carlin's book in paperback for $35 USD in the bookstore at Appomattox Court House National Park a couple of years ago. I enjoyed it as a good overview of the period. Another book I…"
yesterday
david caron posted a discussion

A good read?

Hello,While browsing on Amazon, the algorithms suggested I check out Bob Carlin's book : The Birth of the Banjo: Joel Walker Sweeney and Early Minstrelsy. Although I was tempted, its a bit expensive ($42 CAD) and cannot find any cheap used copies.That being said, what are some other good books about this period of banjo history?See More
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Lilly Dale - Tablature?

Hi,I've been watching "OldCremona"'s version of Lilly Dale. I quite enjoy it. He mentions that it is in the Briggs Banjo Instructor. I did consult the original source material and found the sheet music, however I'm still very new at this and haven't tried to figure out sheet music since I last played piano when I was in grade 5, which was literally 20 years ago. I don't think up to the task at this moment in my life either.For some reason, unless I missed something (perhaps its filed under…See More
Jan 14
Mark Weems and david caron are now friends
Jan 13
david caron commented on anthony Derycke's video
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Buckley's March... 1860...

"Bon travail. En passant, je suis francophone aussi. Nous ne devons pas être beaucoup dans le monde qui s'intéressent au minstrel style banjo but for practical purposes, I will use english on this forum. "
Jan 13
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Jan 12
david caron replied to david caron's discussion Let me introduce myself...
"I just realized that I've also seen some of your videos as well. If all goes well, I should be receiving my banjo in about 2 weeks or so. I will gladly share a couple of pictures"
Jan 6
Tom Taggart replied to david caron's discussion Let me introduce myself...
"Yes, welcome! I am sure you will find a lot of interesting things (and people) here. Don Gardner makes some good looking, and sounding banjos. I am a regular customer at his suttlers tent at Civil War reenactments in my area of Northern Virginia.…"
Jan 2
Leonidas (Lee) Jones replied to david caron's discussion Let me introduce myself...
"Welcome, David, I’m glad you made it here!!"
Jan 2
Strumelia replied to david caron's discussion Let me introduce myself...
"Welcome to the site David!   Be sure to give us a peek at your new banjo when it arrives, and keep us updated on your banjo journey. Don't be afraid to ask questions here.  We all love to talk banjo.    :)"
Jan 2

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